The Patrouille des Glaciers is one of the toughest team competitions in the world. Feel like a runner completing half the race, in a more relaxed setting in two days to Arolla.



approx. 6 hours per day

Dates :

From End of March until begining of May (depending on the conditions)

Number of participants:

With a private mountain guide

  • Maximum 6 persons

Day 1

9.00am Meeting point at the bottom station of the Matterhorn Express. Ride in the gondola to Schwarzsee at 2‘587m. Ski down towards Stafelalp at 2‘200m with a 2 hour ascent to Schönbielhütte at 2‘694m over the northern part of the flat Zmutt glacier.


Day 2

After a short ascent (+ 15min.), a somewhat steep descent to the Zmutt glacier awaits you, 200m above the moraine slope. Along the torn shore of the Tiefmatten glacier and past the foot of the Stockji rock face to the glacier plateau of Tiefmatten, the beautiful ascent begins. Roped to your mountain guide, you cross the glacier to the upper glacier plateau towards Col de la Tête Blanche 3'589m and continue to the summit of Tête Blanche 3'710m.


Now the scenic descent to the village of Arolla is waiting for you. After a well-deserved break you make your way home or we can organise a transfer back to Zermatt.


You have done various ski tours before, feel comfortable skiing in off-piste terrain and are in good physical shape.


With a private mountain guide

CHF 1950.00 for 1-3 people, each additional person CHF 100.00


  • two days with a ZERMATTERS mountain guide

For tours lasting several days (from 3 days onwards) a deposit of 50% (incl. in the price) of the total amount will be charged. If the customer cancels such a tour under the cancellation conditions, a processing fee of CHF 300.- will be retained in any case.

Additional cost:
  • Equipment. Some of the equipment can be rented directly at ZERMATTERS
  • overnight at Schönbiel hut incl. half board.
  • Pic nic


Execution or cancellation:

Click here for our general terms and conditions


Please find the equipment list here



Insurance is the responsibility of the participant (accident and evacuation insurance)

Important !!

Please contact us 2-3 days in advance by phone or directly in our ZERMATTERS office to ask about the conditions and to discuss the last details.

With a private mountain guide from CHF 1950.00

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